Ranking Score Explained

Hi there, thanks for your interest in how we calculate an experience's ranking score. It's at the core of Rankers so I'm pleased you're curious.

The ranking score percentage is used to compare and sort experiences in ranking tables. It is not necessarily a direct measurement of the quality of a particular experience as rated by its customers. I've found it a useful tool to allow me to find the best experiences with confidence. But I've also found it important to read the customer reviews before making any final judgements!

We calculate an experience's ranking score using a multi-factor data model instead of a raw data average (mean). This model takes into account several important questions. For instance - is there a trusted body of reviews? What is the age of a review and is the review from a credible source?

Below you'll find details around some of the important factors that went into calculating the ranking score for Cape Kidnappers Walking Track.

If you have any questions or comments about our ranking score calculation please get in touch at info@rankers.co.nz. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.

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Cape Kidnappers Walking Track

Valid Reviews

58 Valid Reviews

The Cape Kidnappers Walking Track experience has a total of 58 valid reviews. There are no invalid reviews that are excluded from the calculation. Reviews can be excluded only when a reviewer is not verified or after an investigation by our team determines the reviewer is not genuine.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 58 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 14
24%
9/10 23
40%
8/10 15
26%
7/10 6
10%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

87.76% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Cape Kidnappers Walking Track valid reviews is 87.76% and is based on 58 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.

Face-to-Face Reviews

56 Face-to-Face Reviews

The Rankers team meets with travellers while they’re in New Zealand and conducts face-to-face surveys. These reviews, in our opinion, are the most trusted in the industry and represent a critical control sample. To our knowledge, we are the only travel review website in the world that has gone to this extent.

More about face-to-face reviews

Within the 58 valid reviews, the experience has 56 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 56 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 12
21%
9/10 23
41%
8/10 15
27%
7/10 6
11%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

87.32% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Cape Kidnappers Walking Track face-to-face reviews is 87.32% and is based on 56 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

86.21%

Rankers calculates a weighted mean as a base average on which we can improve. Individual review's ratings are given a weight based on several factors. The weight of a review determines the overall impact it'll have on the final weighted average.

Recent reviews have more weight as they are more relevant and reflect the experience as it currently operates. Over time reviews become less relevant and loose their impact on the ranking score.

Low rating reviews carry slightly less weight. This dampens the effect of very low ratings for every experience across the board. This is especially important when the experience has few reviews overall and a single negative rating can grossly mischaracterise an experience. Consistent poor reviews will still result in the experience receiving a comparitively low ranking score.

Credible sources provide reviews that can be trusted. If we have verified a reviewer is genuine via a face-to-face meeting then the review carries additional weight.

Reviewer Rating Age Face-to-Face Weight Relative Weight
Maddie F 7/10 999 days true 5.88 100%
Lizzie Edmonds 8/10 1120 days true 4.7 80%
Andrea Mueller 9/10 1366 days true 4.47 76%
Simon Briens 7/10 1410 days true 3.99 68%
Kolar 8/10 1418 days true 4.15 71%
Riccardo 9/10 1418 days true 4.37 74%
Helna Saumanova 10/10 1418 days true 4.37 74%
Sylvain Schiber 10/10 1489 days 4.23 72%
Benjamin Schyler 7/10 1701 days true 3.47 59%
Laura Constans 9/10 1701 days true 3.81 65%
Yoomm 8/10 1728 days true 3.57 61%
Paul Larauze 8/10 1731 days true 3.57 61%
Adam Pulkrabek 9/10 1738 days true 3.74 64%
Simone De Angiou 9/10 1753 days true 3.71 63%
Tatiana Racheneau 10/10 1777 days true 3.67 62%
Annika Locker 8/10 1779 days true 3.48 59%
Valerie Balcom 9/10 1790 days true 3.64 62%
Linda and Gunther 9/10 1808 days true 3.6 61%
Elsa Caniato 7/10 1825 days true 3.25 55%
Sarah Boettcher 8/10 1869 days true 3.31 56%
Eva Marsikova 9/10 2091 days true 3.05 52%
Jurgen Moors 10/10 2194 days 2.85 48%
Zuzana Holubova 10/10 2436 days true 2.38 40%
Christopher Buch Madsen 9/10 2460 days true 2.33 40%
Miriam Grund 9/10 2469 days true 2.31 39%
Pierre Gentile 8/10 2476 days true 2.18 37%
Sophia 9/10 2482 days true 2.29 39%
Fraule-Emmanuelle De Rouqmout 8/10 2488 days true 2.16 37%
Pier Durand 9/10 2488 days true 2.27 39%
Serena Poggioli 9/10 2488 days true 2.27 39%
Luca Willensrock 8/10 2509 days true 2.12 36%
Nelle Dutilleur 9/10 2511 days true 2.23 38%
Reinhard Boettcher 10/10 2530 days true 2.19 37%
Angelika Bottcher 8/10 2530 days true 2.08 35%
Ramon Keller 9/10 2910 days true 1.45 25%
Vitek 10/10 3199 days true 0.88 15%
Russell Eames 10/10 3207 days true 0.87 15%
Dominique 7/10 3208 days true 0.79 13%
Marjolein Hartsuiker 10/10 3210 days true 0.86 15%
Magda Savels 9/10 3217 days true 0.85 14%
Soren Storeboerg 8/10 3221 days true 0.8 14%
Hans Bos 8/10 3287 days true 0.67 11%
Ute Janich 10/10 3513 days true 0.27 5%
Christoph & Maria 10/10 3551 days true 0.19 3%
Janey Chamberlain 8/10 3552 days true 0.18 3%
K & J Overton 9/10 3555 days true 0.19 3%
Barnhoorh 8/10 3561 days true 0.17 3%
M Holierhoek 7/10 3563 days true 0.15 3%
Hans and Astrid 8/10 3903 days true 0.0 0%
George Lepple 10/10 3919 days true 0.0 0%
Phil Bruce 9/10 3932 days true 0.0 0%
Wetzel 9/10 3933 days true 0.0 0%
Roos 10/10 3940 days true 0.0 0%
Eva 9/10 3952 days true 0.0 0%
Chris Kevin 9/10 3963 days true 0.0 0%
selinab 9/10 4009 days true 0.0 0%
Solveig Mosinski 10/10 4028 days true 0.0 0%
StijnH 9/10 4277 days true 0.0 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Cape Kidnappers Walking Track does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

86%

The final ranking score once rounding has been applied. This value is cached and recalculated each day. Therefore it may not be precisely accurate based on the other values presented.

If you have any questions or comments about our ranking score calculation please get in touch at info@rankers.co.nz.